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Head Massage And Get Beautiful Hair Challenge

Head Massage and get beautiful hair

 

Head massage is the best therapy for hair. It boosts Hair Growth and reduces hair loss.

Autumn months are not very kind on hair. October is the worst of all. The dryness in the air and a drop in temperature can cause more than usual hair loss. Plus, this weather may also slow the hair growth and make hair dry and dull.

I don’t want this autumn to ruin our hair. And that’s why the head massage challenge… (more about the challenge below)

Why Head Massage

  1. It increases scalp circulation, bringing with it oxygen and hair nourishing nutrients. This makes hair grow luxurious, thick, soft and glossy.
  2. It helps to detox the scalp.
  3. It also helps you avoid dry flaky scalp – which is one of the major problems of dry weather.
  4. Gentle and rhythmic massage has been shown to decrease the stress hormones in the body. And lower stress levels allow your body to function more efficiently – this also includes your hair follicles.
  5. Plus, it’s replenishing for dry, damaged hair, and helps prevent excessive brittleness and split-ends.

How often should you head massage

I usually head massage once a week. But, since the beginning of October I have increased it to three times a week. So once a week I head massage with the oil and the other two times without the oil.

Once a week is a good start, twice is optimum, and anything more is a bonus. See what works best for you.

Which oils are best for head massage

During the autumn and winter months, oil massage is especially recommended in ayurveda to reduce the dryness and provide lubrication and nourishment to the scalp. The best oils for the colder months are:

  1. Sesame oil
  2. Avocado oil
  3. Almond oil
  4. Ghee* (clarified butter)
  5. Jojoba oil

You can also add a few drops of essential oils such as chamomile, holy basil (tulsi), rose geranium, sandalwood, or sweet orange to balance the dryness. (add 3 to 5 drops to 1 tablespoon of base oil).

*Ghee fact: Ghee is highly revered in the Indian culture. Both eating ghee and applying it on hair is said to make hair strong and healthy.

How to head massage

Apply the oil on the scalp in sections. Massage gently using your finger pads. Make sure you cover all areas. I also like to tap all over my scalp with my fingers – this is very relaxing and energising. Finish by running fingers through your hair.

Yes, it’s that simple. It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. And if you can do it even once a week it’s good.

Just focus on the nourishing process and imagine your hair getting healthier, stronger and shinier.

You can let the oil sit for an hour, or overnight for better conditioning.

I sometimes use a wooden comb or brush to massage my scalp. It’s also very relaxing and soothing on the scalp.

Those of you with very dry hair, just spray some water on your hair (or lightly damp your hair), then apply oil. This will help the oil penetrate deeper inside.

Tip: When head massaging, focus on the center of your head, which is most likely to receive less blood supply.

Get Beautiful Hair Challenge

Ok, so I have never done this before but I am very excited about this challenge.

It’s simple. I am keeping track of three things and you can also track one or all the three things below:

  1. Hair fall – let’s see if extra massaging will help to keep the hair fall low.
  2. Dryness – this is my biggest worry during autumn months. My skin and scalp become really dry. I have also up my intake of nuts and seeds, which help you avoid the dry scalp.
  3. Hair growth – my hair grows the slowest in autumn. I am going to record hair growth through pictures and tape measure.

Are you up for the challenge?

I would love to have you all along with me. If you are already doing head massage then you are in by default 🙂

And if you start now you will enter New Year (2016 less than 90 days to go) with more healthy and vibrant hair.

Keep us posted of your progress. I will share key takeaways and call out the best result in the next update in December/January.

How to take part in this challenge

In the comments below just say ‘I am in’ and let’s build a community by:

  • Sharing the process and progress
  • Asking questions if in doubt and replying/helping other community members
  • Updating your results and being accountable to each other for getting at least one head massage a week.

Let’s get head massaging!

UPDATE :

Head Massage and Get Beautiful Hair Challenge (Update 1)

 Head Massage and Grow Your Hair Faster (Update 2)

  • Yukta says:

    Sounds great. I am in..

  • Terressa Ferguson Zook says:

    Ditto, for me as well.

  • anoli143 says:

    me too! Already trying to massage weekly:)

  • John says:

    I have short hair so I can’t measure the length 🙂 I have recently been introduced to head massage and it helps with dryness. I am in too..

  • Usually in autom my hair tends to become more oily, which causes hair loss? What could be the reason for my oily hair?

  • Jan Wilson says:

    I’m in!!!

  • Rosie Young says:

    I am in! ^^

  • Monica says:

    You have an amazing hair. Is almost Incredible that someone can naturally have such beautyfull hair. How can than someone not to follow your methods when the proof is there.

  • brototi says:

    I am in

  • Deepika Venkatesh says:

    I am in.. 🙂

  • Leena Shinde says:

    I am in

  • Dee Marshall says:

    Im on it!

  • Celese Jones says:

    I’m in.

  • Noele says:

    I am in!

  • Pavani says:

    I am in… I have female pattern baldness which I am fighting with… I want to take this challenge too

    • Pavani says:

      i m just wondering…these tips work for my condition as well

  • Yogesh Kumar rai says:

    my hair is falling in every day havy dendruff res. so plz tell solution
    balo me dendruff ke dane ke saath jadha rehta hai or ruffness rehti hai bahut adhik sankhya me falling hoti plz tell solution this problem

  • Khadija Mir says:

    I’m so in!

  • brototi says:

    hi minaz, the massage therapy really worked!

  • Binu mol says:

    Please help. As a treatment for my hair loss and premature greying I read applying curryleaf boiled in coconut oil and massage daily nite and rinse it off morning using mild shampoo. Everything ok but I am worried about using shampoo daily.. Plzzzz suggest me anything mild to use daily to clean my oil. Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    Daily nite I am doing this, 7 days only gone, next day morning I am using Himalaya gentle daily care shampoo .. Now I am lil worried abt this routine plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help..

    • Don’t wash your hair every day. You can oil massage once or twice a week. Other days do it without the oil.

  • Binu mol says:

    Thanku for ur reply..one more ques..I am having pimple like very tiny zits on
    my scalp..which is painful while combing..will that curryleaf oil massage will cure this too or should try additionaly something.. if u can tell me the reason behind these zits too 🙂

    • Hey Binu, great timing! I am just writing an article on scalp acne. Will post it this weekend.

  • Binu mol says:

    Thats really cool..?? cant wait…Minazz

  • Binu mol says:

    Hi minazz did i miss ur scalp acne post or didn’t post yet?? ? cant wait..

  • vandana subramanian says:

    Hi Minaz..I have been following your blog for a few months & that encouraged me to dump shampoos & conditioners..Have been using Meera powder instead & apply few drops of jojoba oil to the damp hair tips & I always dry my hair naturally..Also every night I apply few drops of a either mix of jojoba+tea tree+peppermint+ylang ylang essential oil/ almond drops..
    My query is that my scalp tends to become very oily by the 2nd day of washing, while the hair is very coarse & extremely dry that even after oiling & braiding, my hair stands in that particular shape 🙁
    Can you please suggest what can be done to reduce my hair from drying further..

    • HI Vandana, just use ylang ylang e.o with jojoba, the other two are good for oily hair. Try adding some castor oil to the mix.
      And you don’t have use oil every time you head massage.
      In this article on dry hair, point 8, 10 11 will be helpful for you.

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